How long it takes to bring down a webserver? 30 seconds!

I’ve talked about testing few DoS tools that can put heavy load on HTTP servers in order to bring them to their knees by exhausting resource pools.

GoldenEye is the first of those tools and it is one of the newest I discovered in GitHub. You can DoS websites with GoldenEye and bring it down almost within 30 seconds depending on how big their memory pool is. Of course, it wont work on protected servers and servers behind a proper WAF, IDS, but this is a great tool to test your own Web Server for load testing and amend your iptables/Firewall rules accordingly.